OF Color Nov2010

April 2018                                                                         Volume 14  Issue 4
Oliver Healthy Choices Grants
Deadline April 15,2017
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Action for Healthy Kids Grants
Deadline April 6, 2018
Help your school become healthier with a  Game On, Parents for Healthy Kids or School Breakfast grant for the 2018-2019 school year. Receive funding and technical assistance to increase physical activity opportunities, improve nutrition initiatives, engage parents in school wellness or increase breakfast participation.  Visit the Texas Action for Healthy Kids website to apply.
Action for Healthy Kids 
Every Kid Healthy Week April 23-27, 2018
Every Kid Healthy™ Week is an annual observance created to celebrate school health and wellness achievements and recognized on the calendar of National Health Observances. 

Teen Board Kudos
Grace Steakley and her Tiger Girls Elite Dance Team traveled to Florida in March to compete at NDA Nationals. Both routines placed 2nd in the nation!

Sasha Lobo and Meghna Tripathy helped with gardening and planting pots at Parks Youth Ranch over this Spring break with friends.
Congrats to Lauren Lowe, Rice Invitational 100m hurdle champion and St. Agnes Academy new school record holder with a time of 14.41! She is also currently ranked #11 in the nation in 300m hurdles!

Anshumi Jhaveri received 1st place and Best Speaker at her Debate City Champs! On to nationals!
YEAH Teem Board Nov2010

Meet the Oliver Teen Advisory Board
The Oliver Foundation Teen Advisory Board is a 12-18 member organization represented by students across the Houston area. Each month you'll meet a different member 
who will share their perspective on living a healthy life.
perspective on living a healthy life. 

Katie Dell'Aquila, Board Member
Clements High School - Sugar Land, Texas 
Teen Board Member 2017-Present

Katie is a senior at Clements High School. She is on the soccer team and coaches U8 boys soccer. She loves to workout and enjoys eating healthy everyday. She also looks forward to studying law in college.
Simple at Home Workouts
All the holidays and winter are finally coming to an end and spring is just around the corner so what's better then kicking it off with some easy at home workouts that get your heart rate up, require no equipment and are free!
Many of you may not want to spend that monthly fee on a gym or maybe you are intimidated by others at the gym because you don't know where to start or may feel like you are going to embarrass yourself. This is a very normal feeling to have for one who may be just starting to workout, but that should not hold you back. You don't need a fancy gym or equipment to get moving. You can do simple at home workouts that are just as effective.
Getting just 30 minutes of daily exercise a day can bring tremendous benefits to ones personal health. Some examples it can help with is weight loss, boosting your respiratory health, enhancing your cardiovascular health, help control risk factors for heart disease such as blood cholesterol, diabetes and hypertension. Lastly, it also can boost your mood! Just remember to stay hydrated, drink plenty of water.
If you struggle with finding motivation to workout you can always ask a friend and do it together, make it enjoyable!
Here are some mini circuit ideas to help start you off
-They can be altered to meet your abilities or depending on what your goal is that you are trying to reach.
For beginners
  • 20 second plank
  • 15 squats
  • 15 jumping jacks
  • 30 arm circles (15 forward and 15 backward)
  • 30 second Russian twists
Repeat 4 times with 1-minute break in between each set
More advanced
  • 20 push-ups
  • 10 burpees
  • 1 minute high knees
  • 30 lunges (15 per leg)
  • 45 second leg lift (hold 6 inches off the ground)
Repeat 4 times with a 30 second break in between each

Jason Few
Co-Event Coordinator
YEAH Teem Board Nov2010

Mint Chocolate Protein Smoothie
  1. 1 cup of coconut water
  2. Handful of spinach
  3. Half a handful of kale
  4. Half of a ripe frozen banana
  5. Half of an avocado
  6. ¼ cup of chocolate protein powder
  7. 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract
  8. 1 pitted date
  9. 1 cup of ice 
  1. First add the coconut water to the blender
  2. Next, place the rest of the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth and creamy
Health Benefits
  1. Coconut water is beneficial because it contains numerous electrolytes, which are critical to maintaining blood volume, heart health, as well as to prevent dehydration. Maintaining electrolyte levels can help reduce fatigue, stress and help maintain muscle relaxation.
  2. Avocados significantly lower cholesterol levels, which decrease your chance of heart disease, the most common cause of death in the world.
  3. Spinach consists of protein, vitamins, and minerals crucial to every part of your body. Furthermore, studies have shown that spinach helps maintain your vigorous brain function, memory and mental clarity.
  4. Kale is filled with many nutrients and antioxidants that help fight against various cancers and autoimmune diseases, such as arthritis. Kale is also a great detoxifier, meaning it rids your body of all the "bad" stuff.
  5. Bananas are considered a super fruit, which means it, is packed with vitamins and minerals essential for keeping you healthy and in shape. 

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